Most in the journalistic/politico world felt a bit of a letdown when the Times finally began its assault on Paterson last week.
The warning seemed to go unheeded, as Leno continued his NBC assault.
But poor Carl is still trudging along as if his assault never happened.
Did you hear the one about the citizen who was charged with assault for bringing down a runaway mugger?
Yale has suffered a long series of embarrassing high-profile cases of sexual harassment and assault.
Or, since now I was armed, why could I not boldly start an assault?
In the face of such an assault the man could not descend in safety.
"To the assault," she cried, and signed to them to throw hurdles into the trenches.
Then Durtal shook himself, and would repulse the assault of these memories.
By degrees the liking increased, and grew sufficiently strong to resist every assault from his enemies.
late 14c., earlier asaut (c.1200), from Old French asaut, assaut "an attack, an assault, attacking forces" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *adsaltus "attack, assault," from ad "to" (see ad-) + Latin saltus "a leap," from salire "to leap, spring" (see assail). In law by 1580s; historically, assault includes menacing words or actions; battery is an actual blow.
early 15c., from Middle French asauter, assauter, from Vulgar Latin *assaltare (see assault (n.)). Related: Assaulted; assaulting.